Coming in July…. sort of
Canon Canada has started to confirm the preorder lists from retailers for the EOS-1D X. Retailers have to prove the people buying the camera are CPS members, and have prepaid for the camera. If the camera is needed for the Olympics, it appears you’re moved to the front of the line. I don’t know if any other countries are going to experience the same limitations with the initial shipment of cameras.
Canon Canada expects a very small number of cameras in July, and that should be the same across the globe.
It still looks like August, and more likely September, is when we’ll see larger quantities of the 1D X.
Updated – May 25, 2011 @ 9:00PM EST
Canon added dates of December 2011 for the 500 f/4L IS II and 600 f/4L IS II.
Update to sales start for EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses
London, UK, 25th May 2011 – Following the announcement of delays to the sales start to the following lenses : EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Canon can now provide an update on the planned start dates for these lenses:
- EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Late August, 2011
- EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Late August, 2011
- EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Late July, 2011
- EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM December 2011*
- EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM December 2011*
Canon would like to apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced by these delays.
*Any sales start dates will be communicated as soon as they become available.
[source] thanks Eyal